Presentation on theme: "Voki! – for engaging learners. 1. Set up your audio Select Tools Go to Audio Select Audio Setup Wizard 2. Edit your profile WHILE YOU’RE WAITING… Right-click."— Presentation transcript:
1. Set up your audio Select Tools Go to Audio Select Audio Setup Wizard 2. Edit your profile WHILE YOU’RE WAITING… Right-click on your name in participant list Edit profile Click OK While you’re waiting...
If you could have any super power, which would you choose?
What IS a Voki? Voki is a FREE service that lets you: Create customized avatars. Add voice to your Voki avatars. Post your Voki to any blog, website, or profile. Take advantage of Voki's learning resources. Text from http://voki.com Motivate students to participate Improve message comprehension Introduce technology in a fun way Utilize Voki as an effective language tool (Text-to-speech in over 25 languages)
Begin by choosing a character – click on the button
A pop out box appears – click on the forward & back arrows to see more characters. Click on the picture of the character you want
Now choose a hair style You can titivate further by clicking on the “color” tab & changing hair colour. You can do this with lips, eyes, makeup etc as well
Change the lip shape & fine- tune colour as in previous slide Choose an outfit
Get creative with a bit of bling! Now you can change the background picture behind your character
You can even upload your own background picture. Click on the folder & browse on your computer You can even upload your own background picture. Click on the folder & browse on your computer. Then click the “Upload” button. Make sure your picture is not too big – it takes a long time to upload
You can change the colour of your player to match your character & background.
Give your character a voice. You can do it by telephone by calling the number & quoting the passcode. However, this costs you a phone call to the USA! Or…You can type your text & choose one of the voices from the dropdown list that appears
Or…you can put on your headset & mic & record a short 1 minute message by clicking the “record” button. You can listen, delete the message & record again as many times as you like. Click the “Done” button when you are happy with your recording
You can record a longer message by recording it into a program such as Audacity, saving as file & uploading into the Voki. Audio recordings are large so be prepared to wait a while until it uploads.
Once you are happy with your Voki, it is time to publish. Click on the “Publish” button
There are a number of options for saving & embedding your Voki. If you wish to email click on the “Send to a friend” tab & follow instructions. To send to Facebook, blog, Twitter etc, click on the corresponding icon. To embed into your wiki, click in the Embed code box to highlight the code then click “Copy”
Open the wiki where you want to embed your Voki & click the “Edit” button. Click in the spot where you want your Voki to appear on the wiki page. On the toolbar choose the “Widget” icon that looks like a TV In the widget box, choose “Other HTML” and paste the code you copied into the box & click “Save” Paste your code here
Now you have a Voki that speaks with your own voice!